Latest News | 19 July 2023

Rams to continue support for child protection charity

Derby County Football Club
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Derby County has announced it will be continuing its support for the NSPCC for a second season.

The club recently presented the charity with £10,000 from the first year of their collaboration, which saw the NSPCC’s logo appear on the shirts of the first team.

Over the past year, the Rams have supported key NSPCC campaigns and local projects, including Number Day, Childhood Day and the annual Christmas appeal.

Through its work with the child protection charity, the club has connected with people and communities across the region, while also raising awareness to help tackle child abuse, not just in sport but in the wider community.

The club will continue to display the NSPCC logo on the stadium’s advertising boards and big screen on matchdays, and will continue supporting local projects, campaigns and fundraising to help improve the lives of children and young people in Derbyshire.

Stephen Pearce, Derby County’s chief executive, said: “We’re thrilled to be able to present our friends at the NSPCC with £10,000, which has been raised by the club and our supporters over the course of last season.

“It also gives me great pleasure to announce that we will continue our support for the charity into the 2023/24 season.

“Derby County and NSPCC have done great work and we shall continue building relations with the local community here in Derbyshire.

“When we work as one team, we can keep our children safe, together.”

The money raised by Derby County during the 2022/23 season will be used to support the NSPCC’s Speak out Stay safe service in Derbyshire.

Through face-to-face workshops delivered in primary schools, children are taught to understand that they have a right to feel safe, how to recognise signs of abuse and neglect, and to speak to a trusted adult or Childline if they ever need help or support.

Rosie Murden, NSPCC schools coordinator for Derby City and Derbyshire, said: “We can’t thank Derby County enough for their kindness and being great partners.

“The relationship with Derby County provides our children with positive role models who reinforce our messages, while also supporting us to deliver fundraising events in schools.

“In Derby and Derbyshire there are almost 500 primary schools, and the money raised by Derby County will play a vital role in helping us get our safeguarding messages out to the children who need it.”

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